Machakos First Lady appeals for assistance for children homes

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Machakos First Lady Lilian Ng’ang’a (second from left) poses for a group photo with representatives of Children Homes at the Governor’s office when she distributed relief food to the charitable institutions over the weekend.

Machakos First Lady Lillian Ng’ang’a has appealed for enhanced assistance to charity homes to enable them survive the Covid-19 pandemic.

Speaking in Machakos over the weekend while distributing foodstuffs to various children homes within the county, Ng’ang’a said the public should come out and share the little they have to ensure such homes can feed their inmates.

She said children in such centers have no homes to go back to when schools close except stay where they are.

“When schools were closed the other children went home but the kids who live in these homes have nobody to come and visit them as often as usually. I urge all to pop in at these homes and do some little good and when you sleep you feel you have done something good for the day,” she said.

The First Lady noted that unlike other institutions, charity homes lack necessary support systems such as social support structures to operate from apart from donations from well-wishers.

Ng’ang’a nevertheless promised to continue supporting such institutions to stay afloat as the country battles the current pandemic.

“We have been working together for the last seven years, therefore this exercise today is part of our routine. These kids have no kind of support children get at home. We forget that there are kids who don’t have the kind of social support system that we have back home. Challenge yourself, spread some love, do some little good,” she said.

Meanwhile, Machakos Governor Dr Alfred Mutua has raised alarm over the rising cases of domestic violence being witnessed in the society and has appealed to the families to seek for alternative ways of resolving such conflicts.